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Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
like to take roll. >> commissioner antonini: here >> commissioner hillis: here >> commissioner sugaya: here >> commissioner moore: here. >> commissioner borden: here. >>: item 1, 2013.0029x, at 222 2nd street, request for determination of compliance, request for continuance. we have received late request for continued items 10 a, b & c. for case -- the requested data continuances to february 14. i have no other items. i have no speaker cards for matters propose for continuance. i do have speaker card for items on 1741 powell. >> president fong: public comments on items proposed for continuance. >>: good afternoon president fong, commissioners. we did make this request for continuance as a sponsor of this special district use legislation. very briefly i did want to state that the sud is contingent on the lease negotiations that the mta is conducting with the owner of 1741 powell. the negotiations are going. our requested for a continuance of one week. >> president fong: additional public comment on the two items proposed for continuance? >>: my name is richard hamlin longtime residen
SFGTV
Feb 25, 2013 8:00am PST
's a conversation for another day. >> commissioner sugaya. is there a second to that motion? no? >> i think we need another [speaker not understood] of the motion. [laughter] >> commissioner antonini and i are on the same page, i think. conversion from nct to nc -- d to t expands that we're following the staff recommendation to expand it through the whole upper market area. and then we're okay with the height change as presented here. and then we're okay with cafe floor's off-site kitchen as presented by the supervisor. >> no, no. >> his legislation is for a temporary permit, which expires after one year. and that's -- >> i'm sorry, commissioner. that's in opposition to -- not opposition. staff is recommending a permanent change. >> that's right. >> but i think commissioner antonini -- >> no. >> [speaker not understood]. >> yeah, the sunset provision is in there. everything else you've stated is in my motion and it would only apply to the properties that were specified, that being cafe fior for the off-site and the gold's gym property for the height increase at this time. >> and we're asking staff
SFGTV2
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >>: commissioner sugaya. >> commissioner sugaya: i would like to pursue that a little bit. my concern is that the project sponsor went ahead in light of the independent commission's 74decibel limit to push beyond that. there is no excuse to me for having done that. that is why the sound engineer is here to say we pushed it to the other side of the wall. also the number of violations between the time we heard it and continued it and today also does not give me a lot of confidence. i feel that one of the issues with the sound testing i think is -- and the sound experts can take this into consideration when they do their test because i think that is where we are headed, at different frequencies there are different impacts on the other side of the wall. if i'm sitting in the theater are having a massage in the spa, the higher frequencies i may not be able to hear. the lower bass sounds are going to come through at the same decibel level. is not only a matter of oh, it's 94 one side and 36 or 50 on the other or whatever. that may be fine with the meter. it is a different situation
SFGTV2
Feb 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
supportive. >> commissioner sugaya: the staff that this is already an eating establishment and does not increase the number of eating establishments. but it is not an eating establishment. we approved an accessory use to a bookstore with limited seating. how the staff can find that this place is not in violation is beyond me. all you have to do is look at the repairs packet and the photos. there is not one book in the entire store at least in this photo. there are on the first floor five tables when the conditional use says two. it's limited to 15 seats; there are more seats than 15. how the staff does not consider this is in violation is beyond me. i cannot see how we can consider this without them first issued an nov and go through the process. also the north beach neighborhood commercial district, section 7221 of the code specifically says, special controls are necessary because in over concentration a food service establishments limits retail sales and personal services in an area that needs them to thrive the neighborhood. needs to maintain neighborhood retail sales and
SFGTV
Feb 14, 2013 1:00am PST
antonini. >>: second. >> commissioner borden: aye >> commissioner moore: aye >> commissioner sugaya: aye >> president wu: aye. >>: so moved. >>: michelle- planning staff. 3110 octavia st., request by at&t to install fiber wire. the mail notice calls it as a northeast corner. the general language has been updated. proposed facility consits up to nine antennas. staff has received no public comment and staff is recommending approval with conditions. i am available for questions. thank you. >>: does -- have a presentation? >>: project sponsor do you have a presentation or should we take public comment? >>: we have a couple of different sites. good morning my name is -- with at&t. director of external affairs. joined by -- who conducted the radio frequency report. the testing and report included in your packet. i am also joined today by town consulting and colling azagerian (sounds like) project managers for this location. at&t is seeking your approval to install 12 panel antennas. under the city's wireless guidelines located at octavia and lombard. with the america's cup anticipated traff
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
hillis, moore and sugaya? >> commissioners first on your calendar are items proposed for continuance. i only have one item number 8 under your director's report, the planning commission policy on impinging product implementation is proposed for continuance to february 28, 2013. >> i have no speaker cards. >> did you want to make a comment to that at all? >> yeah, just that we would like a little more time to work on this to talk to some commissioners about this and need a few more weeks to refine that work. >> okay, thank you. is there any public comment on the item, single item proposed for continuance? seeing none, commissioner moore? >> would we be scheduling a discussion item on it so it would have an introduction about the underlying policy or policy changes that we have a little bit more time to think about and including hearing other city departments like the control, anybody weigh in what kind of ramifications it has financially, all questions that are part of a broader discussion. >> we could do that if the president concurs, sure. >> commissioner sugaya. >> i received a couple
SFGTV
Feb 23, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> so, are you, commissioner sugaya, removing that portion of your -- your portion of the motion? >> no. i'm saying staff should go ahead with that. and it would go through the normal kind of public hearing and community process and the supervisors indicating interest in it, too, so. >> commissioner antonini. >> yeah, ms. hayward, maybe i can get a clarification on what commissioner sugaya is alluding to. [speaker not understood] or is it limited to just cafe fior? if it was a different business it wouldn't apply? >> my understanding is commissioner sugaya you are recommending approval as in this draft, providing specificity where applicable. [speaker not understood] that space on noe street could serve potentially as an accessory food process you can use with any restaurant within 300 feet. the owner of both properties is the owner of cafe floor. and that would sunset after one year. >> [inaudible]. if there is another restaurant within 300 feet they presumably can take advantage of this. it does require 312 notice. >> as always is the case if cafe fior becomes cafe milano next week.
SFGTV2
Feb 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
borden? >> here. >> commissioner moore? >> here. >> commissioner sugaya? >> here. >> first up, commissioners, on your calendar, consideration of items proposed for continuance, item 1, case no. 2012.1442c for 795 folsom street, request for conditional use authorization is being proposed for continuance to february 28th, 2013. i have no other items proposed for continuance and i have no speaker cards. >> is there any public comment on the one item proposed for continuance? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioners? commissioner sugaya. >> move to continue item number 1 to february 28th. >> second. >> on that motion to continue 795 folsom to february 28th, commissioner antonini? >> aye. >> commissioner borden? >> aye. >> commissioner hillis? excuse me, commissioner moore? >> aye. >> commissioner sugaya? >> here -- i mean, yes, aye. [laughter] >> commissioner wu? >> aye. >> and commission president fong? >> aye. >> so moved, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously 6 to 0 and placed you under your consent calendar. all matters listed hereunder constitute a consent
SFGTV
Feb 17, 2013 10:30am PST
. >> commissioner sugaya. >> i have a basic question of planning staff. why is this sud necessary? >> commissioner sugaya, there are a number of a aspects expects, sort of physical aspects of the project, * that when viewed as a rehabilitation project as the previous version of the project was, the existing building is nonconformable with respect to height and several other physical development standards of the planning code. with the project being now a demolition of the existing building and new construction, that building is no longer viewed through that sort of nonconforming lens. so, issues related to height to rear yard dwelling unit exposure, certain things that are somewhat dictated and fixed by the fact that the existing building formula is being replicated, but not with the current code. those are being addressed by the sud. separately there are a number of programmatic issues in terms of the uses such as allowing the restaurant use on this property, allowing a nonresidential use over 4,000 square feet with the large restaurant space. several other kind of use related, not physical rela
SFGTV
Feb 14, 2013 1:30am PST
own. >>: commissioner sugaya. >> commissioner sugaya: there is no bookstore to survive. >>: are you saying that the seating limit, 3 tables in the mezzanine is no longer applicable? >>: i will refer to the zoning administrator. the table limits establish some of the old code were often included as conditions of approval. when the definition went away by default you inherit the condition that applies to limited restaurants. i will let mr. -- chime in. >>: so the commission- approved set of conditions has been superseded by the zoning changes adopted by the planning commission? >>: in cases where the conditions of approval are more restrictive than the underlying zoning, yes. size limitation remains in effect. this is why they are here today. to allow greater use of the space. in terms of the north beach specialty district i was involved in both pieces of legislation in 2008, north beach sud and the restaurant legislation. i find the proposal does not conflict with that. i find the restaurant legislation from last year does not conflict with the 2008 sud. we are greatly inspir
SFGTV
Feb 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
. >> sugaya. >> no. >> wu. >> no. >> and commissioner president fong. >> aye. >> that motion fails, commissioners, 2-5. >> if you would like we could take up the motion with the intent to disapprove. >> commissioner moore. >> i would like to restate the motion as previously stated. >> and intend to deny. >> the motion is an intent to disapprove. >> that is correct. >> commissioner antonini? >> no. >> commissioner borden in >> aye. >> commissioner hillis. >> aye. >> moore. >> aye. >> hillis. >> aye. >> wu. >> aye. >> fong. >> no. so moved, that passes 5--2. push >> commissioners, that will place you on your final regularly calendared item, number 1 1. the fiscal year, 2013 to 2015 department budget and work program. this is an action item. >> last, but not least, commissioners, john with the planning department and we are here to ask for your approval today on our 2013, to 15, proposed budget. and keith will make most of the presentation and i did want to go with you the major changes to the budget specifically the 8 new positions that we are proposing for the next two years. and i
SFGTV
Feb 16, 2013 2:00am PST
of money, so we have thrown it in there. >> okay. >> that is what she was saying. >> commissioner sugaya? >> yes. did the hvc throw out a number for you guys on the 05? or did they just... >> they did not, no. they just asked us to increase it. >> okay. >> all right. >> i had one other thing. never... >> to support commissioner moore, this is a two-year cycle. but each year we have to do another two years. >> that is right. >> if we find ourselves behind the eight ball on the commission side, and in the secretary whoever gets higher and does the staff that are there, under this particular scenario find themselves inundated with the kind of things that they would have to respond to either in the commission's work or the public records request or whatever happens and we have the ability then to take a look at it a year from now. >> that is right, but we also, would i argue that we could look at it before then just to reassign the staff if we really need to wait for the budget to do that. >> okay >> just to remind you that we also have changed one of your three positions to be a higher leve
SFGTV2
Feb 14, 2013 2:30pm PST
sugaya touched on. i support many of the concerns addressed by the audience. and i believe that we are rushing this at a rate that does not give us the ability to support. >> commissioner borden. >> i feel quite a bit differently. you know, we have -- the fundamental difference in this project and the project we saw a couple years ago was full demolition of the older building, which was pretty much been kind of a shed standing for quite sometime versus a total demolition. i mean, i always argue about i'm not always confused about de facto or actual demolition. but in all intents and purposes, the previous project we approved didn't even look like the same project although it was not considered a total demolition. now we have a total demolition and we basically have fundamentally the same project before us. the issues, we may have -- we have drawings in front of us and maybe they're not color rendering. but substantially everything about this project, the size and the scope, the only difference that we talked about is the size of the use for the restaurant there being whether or not
SFGTV
Feb 15, 2013 11:30pm PST
and we've already invested the funds. commissioner sugaya brought up a good point. one of the shortcomings of this project all along was that it didn't extend all the way to fisherman's wharf. if we had the opportunity, the boring machines in north beach and set up at least a north beach station and poe lebanontionv any in the future be able to explore a fisherman's wharf station, it makes a lot of sense to me that we would want to make that preference. the other thing i wanted to point out is that in terms of the sud we've discussed, it has an expiration date on it. this is not an incident sud. so, it's not like other sud's we typically implement where there is no time frame. this is specific to this project and this boring situation. so, if that doesn't happen, then this sud goes away, we're not creating an instance in the planning code where something doesn't fit that [speaker not understood] we already approved. in terms of leaving the machinery in the ground, after everything we've learned post hunters point shipyard project and the burning -- the below the soil an
SFGTV2
Feb 21, 2013 12:30pm PST
. >> thank you. >> commissioner sugaya. >> i'll make a motion to approve with conditions. >> second. >> on that motion to approve as modified, councilmember atkinsv? >> aye. >> commissioner borden? >> aye. >> commissioner hillis. >> aye. >> commissioner moore? >> aye. >> commissioner sugaya? >> aye. >> commissioner wu? >> aye. >> and commission president fong? >> aye. >> so moved r, commissioners. that motion passes unanimously. and places you under item 10 for case no. case no. 2013.0029x for 222 2nd street. request for a determination of compliance. >> good afternoon, president fong and members of the commission. my name is kevin guy with planning staff. the request before you today is a determination of compliance under section 309 for project at 222 2nd street of the southwest corner of howard street. the proproject would demolish an existing parking lot and construct a 26 story office building containing 430,650 square feet of office uses, 2800 square feet of ground floor space, [speaker not understood], and ground floor public open space. the project was previously approved by
SFGTV
Feb 25, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> commissioner moore? >> aye. >> commissioner sugaya? >> aye. >> commissioner wu? >> aye. >> and commission president fong? >> aye. >> so moved, commissioners that motion passes unanimously and places you under item 5, commission comments and questions. >> commissioner antonini. >> yeah, i'd like to ask that we adjourn today in memory of lou spadia. i'd like to say a few words about mr. spadia because i think there are some great life lessons here for those of you who did not know who he was or did not see the obituary in the chronicle or examiner. lou was a native san franciscan, raised in potrero hill. and like was the case with my father, didn't learn english till he went to elementary school. i'm not sure which school it was but it was somewhere in san francisco. i'm not sure if it was the case for lou also, but my father got to do the first grade twice because the nunns wanted to make sure he was fluent in english before he advanced. i think it served him well through the rest of his life. in fact, he gave them a considerable sum when he passed way. he felt they were successful because
SFGTV2
Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
't. >> commissioner hillis sorry, commissioner sugaya. >> so i think i share commissioner borden's comments and issues. i think it's just a better use on geary. it doesn't generate a lot of walk bitraffic and you have walk up and that is good. a quick question for the project sponsor. do you operate any -- all your restaurants under the domino's brand? >> well, >> well, yes. sorry. domino's doesn't allow you to operate others. >> i share commissioner borden's concerns. i think one of the problems that we haven't realized the potential for fillmore is the overconcentration of formula retail. so i prefer that geary site. >> i share your concern, but regarding the drug dealing going on at that site, charlie's pharmacy right there, he is really worried about the vacancy. he is really worried about that. six people in nine years now and a vacancy isn't going to help. a busy restaurant versus one employee would reduce the rift raft. >> i think i agree. a mcdonalds has been brought up as part of the issue on that block, too. and it's busy. but it doesn't seem to generate the street prese
SFGTV
Feb 9, 2013 12:30am PST
borden: aye >> commissioner hillis: aye >> commissioner moore: aye >> commissioner sugaya: something else came to mind, my other comment on frequencies. it seems that mr. saltar, i have a quick question. i forget your name. i'm sorry. you guys can come up. is there a way to take into consideration the type of sound transmission, phase in, high-end, that kind of thing where you are sitting in the theater you may not hear the tweeter part but you might hear the bass? i don't want to have a db level seet and people in the theatre say hey, i hear the bass. >>: what you said is correct. clearly the objective is to not be fixated on numbers. the objective is to create satisfaction. and so i like the motion because you talk about not acoustically impacting, causing problems, taking a decibel level. your approach would be very effective. thank you. >> commissioner sugaya: aye. >>: anything else commissioners? >> commissioner sugaya: aye >> commissioner wu: aye >> president fong: aye >>: the motion passes unanimously, 7-0. item 15, case 2012.1113 c, 3015 geary boulevard, request for condition
SFGTV
Feb 13, 2013 8:00am PST
's properly projected for the two years to come? >> sure, we could do that >> commissioner sugaya. >> in previous years, we've had a much more detailed budget to look at in materials of line items, and i don't know if you've seen those, but we used to have them that were pages long and it was rather interesting to see by line item what the expenditures were for staff and other things. >> are you referring to the work program with like the fte counts? >> yes. >> and i think that addresses commissioner moore's question also, in two weeks, your memo will have that level of detail where it shows the proposed fte count widths the initiatives, if you want the actual dollar amounts, i can provide you with what you need. >> commissioner moore? >> i would like to add a comment that in the past year, since this is not our standard everyday literature, just reading it, it is more difficult to understand and then having to vote on it after you make a presentation sometimes raises more questions than answers so i'm wondering if we could spread that with the presentation and then vote in on it
SFGTV2
Feb 14, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >> commissioner hillis? >> here. >> commissioner moore 1234 >> here. >> and commissioner sugaya? >> here. >> commissioners, first up for consideration of items proposed for continuance, item 1, south side between howard and folsom streets; lot 125 and 126 in assessor's block 3735 - mandatory discretionary review, pursuant to planning code section 317 (e), of building permit application no. 2012.11.21.4720, proposing to merge units 1202 (lot 125) and 1203 (lot 126) in an existing 91 unit building within the c-3-o (sd) (downtown commercial, downtown office special development) zoning district and 320-i height and bulk district proposed for continuance to march 21st, 2013. * case no. 2011.0800c, 601 van ness avenue >> is there any public comment on the one item proposed for continuance? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioner borden? >> continue item 1 to the date on the calendar. >> second. >> on that motion to continue item 1 to march 21st, commissioner antonini? >> aye. >> commissioner borden? >> aye. >> commissioner hillis? >> aye. >> commissioner moore? >> aye. >> commissi
SFGTV2
Feb 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
public comment on this item? >> public comment is closed. >> commissioner sugaya? >> yes, thank you for that report. i am encouraged that we are what is the right word? taking into consideration the recommendations from the preservation commission and that is very encouraging and just one comment. i think through the years, in terms of this preservation fund, this city and not just the department but city has gotten the idea that it is a pot of money to delve into when they feel there is a historic preservation project that they may want to undertake. and i have to remind the city and the mayor's office, especially, i think that this was set up initially through a loss suit that was filed privately. and settled and the money, mr. hillis knows more about it than me. i think because he is used to staff the committee. but, i think that the intent was for the funds, which do not replicate themselves. i mean, i forget the original amount, mr. hillis, around $2 million? >> $2.5 million. >> yes. and then each time there is a grant allocation, then it gets depleted. so i think that we have
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